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A trip to Spurn Point and Kilnsea is never a bad thing, but when you can do it and get paid it really does feel like you are cheating at life somehow. But being a work trip, the opportunity to … Continue reading
Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part!
This is the first in a series of posts that come from a few trips we made to reserves around Spurn and heading back towards York between the 4th and 5th October. There are some rarer birds, but in many … Continue reading
There are sounds in nature that speak of location. Noises that automatically transport you to a shore, or a wood, or a moor. The call of the Curlew is surely one of those sounds?
This week’s Bird of the Week is a bird of such style, elegance, and grace that no less than Chris Packham called it ‘the Audrey Hepburn’ of birds. It is also a bird that is literally iconic, given it’s the … Continue reading
If you like your birds small, round, with an extravagant bill and beautiful plumage, then this weeks’ Monday Bird of the Week is for you. It is the Snipe.
I’ve spoken about this before, but I’m just not a twitcher. Chasing numbers for a list doesn’t, to me, feel like you are really watching birds, and hammering a private plane from the Scillies to Shetland to tick off two … Continue reading